Below is a list of our available Labrador Retrievers. If you don't find the new friend you're looking for on this page, check out our Coming Soon Labs. We typically have approximately 30 Labs in our rescue program at any given time. Labs come into the program and are adopted daily, so this list is ever-changing.
Click each picture to find what our foster families have to say about each of our Labs. Since we don't have a shelter, all our dogs are in foster homes. Our foster parents provide as much information as possible on the behaviors and traits of our dogs.
The adoption fee for an adult Lab is $300 + State Tax. The adoption fee for puppies (6 months and under) is $375 + State Tax.
If you are interested in meeting one of our Labs, the next step is to complete an adoption application. Adoption information and application is found here. If you have questions about the adoption application process, send an email to our Applications Team.
Demarco - 3 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Wynter - 8.7 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Zella - 9.6 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Big Boy - 9.6 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Sweet Mom - 4.2 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Triger - 1.7 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Pieper - 4.2 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Sandie - 4.2 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Elle - 2.2 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Nitro - 3.1 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Otto - 1.6 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Destin - 3.5 Month Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Chewy Buddy - 2.3 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Jonah - 2.4 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Riverr - 3.2 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Zowie - 4.1 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Carlie - 1.4 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Akita - 1.1 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Frankee - 8 Month Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Jungo - 2.1 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Missie - 2.9 Month Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Riko - 2.1 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Tino - 3.9 Month Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Fannie - 4.1 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Anabel - 2.8 Month Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Demarco - 3 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male - 80 lbs - Available now
Hi my name is Demarco, although I must admit sometimes I think it’s no because I hear that a lot too. I’m quite the handsome guy and a little bit smaller than some of my gy friends. But don’t let my smaller size fool you I’m full of life and don’t have much use for sleep. My favorite days are going to the country
where I have a lake to play around and swim in. I have a strong desire to hunt and retrieve and irronically am fascinated with dragonflies. I’ll gladly chase them around for hours, enjoying every minute.
When I’m in the city, I really enjoy riding in the car and going on long walks. I’m told I’m a little over exuberant at the beginning of a walk but after a while I go at a normal pace. Being confined for an extended period is not good for me. My energy level becomes more than I can handle. So hours of exercise or getting out two or three times a day is best for me right now - and that's on top of my squirrel duty in the back yard.
I’m pretty good in the house but still have to stay in the crate when I’m home alone. Apparently its because I will pick up anything on the floor. I do
have my favorite toys but can truly and throughly enjoy getting a water bottle or milk jug to play with and chew on. Boxes are another favorite, but that can make quite the mess.
So if you’re the active type and like a loving & energetic companion - lets set up a time to meet.
Wynter - 8.7 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow Female 56 lbs- Heartworm negative- Available now.
My name is Wynter and I’m a senior yellow female labrador. My foster moms’ friends and family remark on my sweet, loving temperament and how they want to take me home, but she won’t let them! She keeps telling me that DFW Lab Rescue will find me the perfect home. I think her friends like my qualities of being quiet, housebroken and crate trained along with my skill of keeping the backyard free of rabbits and squirrels. Plus, I love to snuggle!!
Like all seniors (dog and human) I’m starting to have some achy joints. I have arthritis in my left knee and early signs of hip dysplasia. The vet says that case management is the best approach; keeping me lean (did I mention I love food), minimize high impact activity, massages, glucosamine supplements, and pain medication. I need daily short walks to help with flexibility in the joints, as well as strengthening of the muscles around the joints, but you can do this in the backyard if you want.
If you are willing to invest in my wellness, I will give you unconditional love and companionship in return. My foster mom says I’m a great dog and she feels there is a special family that will provide me the love and security I am longing for.
Zella - 9.6 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Chocolate Female 65 lbs - Available now
Zella and Big Boy are brother and sister litter mates. Their human family fell on some challenging times and had to move in with family that could not have dogs. They are sweet, playful, full of energy and enjoy their walks. They want to be loved and give love but Zella is protective of Big Boy and does not welcome other dogs in their pack. They are house trained and great in the crate.
Big Boy - 9.6 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male 69 lbs - Avail now
Zella and Big Boy are brother and sister litter mates. Their human family fell on some challenging times and had to move in with family that could not have dogs. They are sweet, playful, full of energy and love going on walks. They want to be loved and give love, but they need a home with no other dogs. They are house trained and great in the crate.
They are looking for a great family to love as a bonded pair.
Sweet Mom - 4.2 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow Female 74 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Sweet Momma delivered her sweet litter in May and spent the last 8 weeks nursing and caring for her pups. Now that her pups have found their way to loving homes, she’s practicing a little “self care” - catching up on sleep, gaining some weight, and soaking in some sun rays by the puppy pool outside! Her name says it all... she is a very sweet dog, just so eager to be loved! Her favorite thing to do is stare into your eyes as your shower her with attention. Her affectionate temperament makes her easy to bond with. She is exceptionally quiet, only barking a few times over the past few months.
Her new home will need to dedicate some time on basic manners, as her excitement gets the best of her at times and she forgets that she shouldn’t be jumping up to greet people. She’s done great with house training. You’ll have a hard time finding a dog as loving and affectionate as her!
Triger - 1.7 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male - 66 lbs - Heartworm negative -Available later this month,
Triger is a sweet, energetic, smart and handsome young lad! He loves other dogs and just being with his humans. He is potty trained, comfortable in his crate and is working on his leash manners. Triger loves car rides and just being with you. He would be great in a busy and energetic family and is probably best with older kids as he can have a tendancy to knock a small one over.
This guy is a diamond that needs a family that will keep up with his training to help him to be a great walking or running buddy. If you want an active young guy to join your family - this is your guy!
Pieper - 4.2 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female 60 lbs - Heartworm positive - availalbe now
Hi, my name is Pieper which is interesting because there is already a black Lab in this house named Piper. Sometimes it gets confusing wondering which one of us they are talking to. Anyway, I am sweet and very petite. People think I am still a puppy because of my youthful appearance, however I am very calm and quiet. Well except when I sleep, I like to snore but I do it softly and foster mom thinks it is cute.
Some of my favorite things.... food, attention, kisses. I really just want to be loved on. I do not mind my crate at all and sleep in it at night. I like other dogs and have been around kids. I ride very well in the car and walk good on a leash.
I had some challenges in my former life but I am on the mend and will be ready to start meeting my forever family soon. If I look like I might be your girl, let the people at DFW Lab know you are interested in me!
Sandie - 4.2 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female 45 lbs -
Howdy, my name is Sandie. I was once a very skinny and sad girl who never knew when food would be on the table. When I came to DFW Lab Rescue my foster mom wondered how I could nurse my seven puppies before. That was over two months ago and my sad past is fading more and more. I weigh now almost 60 pounds! My hair loss and skin irritations have healed and I have a solid black and soft coat. Everyone compliments me about my intense orange-yellow eyes! They even say how beautiful I am.
Elle - 2.2 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female - 50 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available early/ mid Aug
Precious Elle here. I am a happy, healthy, loving girl ready to find her forever, perfect home. I had a rough start, but I am the sweetest, most loving, precious girl. I understand basic commands, but the more you work with me, the better I will be. I learn quickly and want to please. I am potty and crate trained, although I would love to be able to sleep at the foot of your bed. My foster family lets me do that, and it is the best. I don't really like thunder or fireworks, but it is not a debilitating fear. I prefer to be inside and am happy in my crate if it is storming. I am also happy to be beside you when those things are happening outside. I love all people of all ages, I love my four-legged foster sister, and I am fine with the kitties who live here in my foster home. I love to run and play hard outside, chasing squirrels and rabbits, playing in the pool and exploring the outdoors. Inside, I want to be your constant companion. Also, I would like to mention that I love toys. My foster mom says tough toys are best for me. My favorite is antlers....they are the best! She has to kick me out of her office during conference calls, because I chew them so loudly. I am good on a leash, but could use some fine tuning to stay on one side. I do have plenty of distractions with the four neighbor dogs next to the property and I no longer pull to go see them.
From my foster mom: This girl is so amazing. She is sensitive to stern "no" commands. She does not take much to direct her to the behavior you prefer. She plays hard with her four legged foster sister and loves her very much, but would also do fine on her own. She is truly precious and deserves a loving home that will spend time with her. She craves attention and love. She enjoys cuddles and is an absolutely amazing girl. We adore this precious girl and she will make someone the most amazing companion for the rest of her life.
Nitro - 3.1 Year Old Male
Initial Intake Info: Black - Male - 89 lbs. Heartworm Negative. Est. Available Date late July
Hi there, this is Nitro here. Just in case you didn’t notice from the pictures I’m a really big boy. I’d describe myself as a gentle giant, although the other black foster here might disagree. We play pretty rough at times, but it's all good fun for us boys. At the beginning this was all new to me. I’d never had toys, much less been in a house, so I was really possessive at the beginning. I’m getting better though, but I am competitive. Food isn’t that big of a deal to me except the one time I saw the other guy with a big bone. Yep, I got in trouble for that!
Although I am a tough guy I’m really affectionate and throughly enjoy me some love and a nice walk. I also enjoy the neighborhood dog park. Everyone’s so nice there, even the dogs. If I sound like someone that could fit in your family, put me on your list to meet me!
Otto - 1.6 Year Old Male
Initial Intake Info: Yellow - Male - 66 lbs. Heartworm Negative - Avail Early Aug
Hi everyone my name is Otto! My foster mom describes me as big and goofy with a heart of gold. I love spending as much time as possible with my humans and would be perfectly content to snuggle with you all day long! I also love playing with my foster brother and my neighborhood friends. One cool trick of mine is that with legs this long I can jump really high fences! So I would prefer my new family to have a nice, tall fence to keep me safe. At my foster moms house I can easily jump out of her yard, but I only go to visit my neighbors and I jump right back in whenever she calls for me! No dog friends are better than being inside on the couch with her.
Another fun fact about me is that my legs look a little different. The vet says I just grew too fast! We decided that just makes me special. I can still run a jump and have fun .... and love you unconditionally.
It seems that no one trained me when I was growing up, but my foster mom can’t believe how quickly I am learning to listen and obey. I can’t wait to find my forever home and give them all of my love.
***** Otto has a leg deformity that is best left untreated. It should not cause him any special issues but he probably won't be a marathon runner. If you would like to find out more about the deformity, please click here
*This dog may not meet the breed standard for a Labrador Retriever.
Destin - 3.5 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female Puppy - 18 lbs -
My name is Destin, and I am a courageous, loving pup! I came from a litter of three, but I have done okay without my brother and sister. I enjoy playing with my foster parent's labradors, and I have a big appetite for rubber things to chew. I like to swim and go on walks, but my favorite part of the day is my afternoon nap. I do my best to be a good dog, and I've quickly learned to be polite about my food, to enjoy time in my crate, to head to the door when I am ready to go outside, and to sit when asked. My foster mom says I am very smart for my age and under the right conditions, I think you'd be able to teach me any trick. I would love a home that is available to maintain the good behaviors my foster parents are teaching me as well as a family who can check in on me at least three times a day until my bladder gets a bit bigger. I will be your best friend.
Chewy Buddy - 2.3 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Yellow Male - 85 lbs - Heartworm negative - avail TBD
Chewy Buddy is a high energy, pretty boy with all the traits of a great Labrador. He is my constant companion and loves to hang out with people all day (just in case you have a treat, are willing to pet or want to play). He is a big, playful, and kinda goofy.
He has learned basic commands (sit and down) and walks well on a leash. He likes playing with his toys and playing tug, but still learning that pillows and shoes are not in his toy collection. I'm happy to say he gets along well with other dogs but I am not sure if he likes to swim yet. He is very food and toy motivated, but is a bit hard headed. Chewy Buddy likes to cuddle and get belly rubs.
His perfect family would be an active family willing to spend time playing and exercising with him. He still has quite a bit of puppy left in him, is very athletic and likes to explore. I think with a seasoned owner willing to train him, he will be a great family pet.
Jonah - 2.4 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male - 84 lbs - Heartworm positive - TBD
I came from a shelter after I was found running around having the time of my life! You see, I had spent my time before that living with an unregistered breeder. He told the shelter I had sired 11 liters of pups. (Foster Mom thinks I was his favorite daddy because I am so handsome and would produce some really stunning little labs). My owner was told I would be returned after they neutered me (No more stunning little labs for me). And you know what he did? He said I was worthless to him neutered and walked out! But those smart folks knew exactly what to do. They called DFW Lab Rescue and here I am today.
Everybody on the street stops and looks at me because I am such a handsome hunk of lab (did I mention I’m a looker?). For a youngster, Foster Mom says I am pretty good (I think that means compared to others she has had). I sit most of the time – and always for a treat or meals. We are working on “stay” and I’m getting better. I am also improving with the “easy” command when I take the treat from her. My biggest accomplishment is waiting after she opens the door for our walk until she says “okay” because I LOVE my walks and getting to see this big interesting world.
I am looking for my new home and hoping my Forever Family will show up soon. I would do great in a home with no other dogs or one that has a submissive buddy that can teach me to "dog". I won't do well with an alpha in the same house or children under the age of 14. I love to sleep in my crate because it's socozy and if I'm being honest, I grumble when I am woken up, but only for a few minutes. If you think I might be the guy for you, just let the folks on the adoptions team know!
Riverr - 3.2 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Yellow Male - 65 lbs - Heartworm positive -
Riverr is a handsome boy who is just a giant love! He is a happy guy, wagging his tail and wanting to be with you. He is a gorgeous, solid boy, weighing in at 65-70lbs with great big feet! Unfortunately, he is heartworm positive and will be undergoing treatment.
UPDATE: It’s been over two weeks since Riverr has been in his foster home. He gets along with with his Lab foster sister and brother. He has full run of the house and he’s made his way down the steps of the pool! Check back for updates on this terrific pup!
Zowie - 4.1 Year Old Female
Initial Intake Info: Silver - female - 62 lbs. Heartworm Positive. Est. Available Date Mid-August
Hello, my name is Zowie and I love to lick my foster Mom and drive her crazy. I am a beautiful silver serial licker and proud of it! I am crate trained, house
trained, don’t chew on bad things and I am a great at cuddling. I have learned to swim, and I love it. The jumping off the side thing is not working out for me so far, but who knows. I get along great with my three foster lab brothers and I even have learned that I can steal their pool toys without them getting mad at me. Sometimes they humor me with a game of tug of war. There is one pool toy that we all love best (the precious) and I have fun trying to beat them to it or if all else fails, take it away.
My foster Mom said that soon I will have treatment for heartworms and then I will have to stay quiet for a couple of weeks. I was kind of bummed but then she told me that just a few weeks later, I can start looking for my forever home. That sounds exciting and I am so excited to meet my new family. If I sound like the perfect lab for you, add me to your list. While you are waiting, check out my video on the link below.
Hope to meet you soon!
Video link -> https://youtu.be/x4BB3haUrpA
Carlie - 1.4 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Chocolate Female 76 lbs - Heartworm negative -
I’m Carlie; a beautiful, young and petite girl. A little shy at first, but playful and affectionate when I get to know you. I have been taking 2-3 mile walks with my foster mom. I don’t pull on the leash unless I see a squirrel, rabbit or duck. I’m still learning to stay on one side only while walking. I love to chase a tennis ball and bring it back close to the area that it was thrown from. My favorite inside toy is a braided rope. I love being with my 3 year old foster grandson.
I want to eat when the family eats; so just make sure there is food in my bowl. I will sit by the table after I finish my meal, but I don’t beg. I will get in my crate at bedtime, but I would rather sleep on the bed with you. I sit by the door to the outside when I need to go out for a potty break, but I’m ready to go back in with you. I’m not wild about getting into the car but I really like riding in it.
I’m looking forward to meeting my new family and moving to my forever home.
Akita - 1.1 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female 50 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available end of July
Akita is an affectionate and playful youngster. She likes to run, chase the ball and play in the yard. She loves her toys and drags them with her around the house. She is good with crate living and quietly sleeps through the night. We are working on her housebreaking and improving as well as walking on a leash with a harness. Akita is gentle with receiving treats and takes her time with meals. She will be a great companion dog - she loves people and follows us everywhere in the house! Who wants to be those people for her?
Frankee - 8 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male - 42 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Hi my names Frankee!! I’m a handsome young pup growing into the amazing big boy I’ll be. I love being around people and have lots of energy to share. My foster is working with me on my manners and I’m learning very quickly. I love to play and run in the backyard. When I’m mellowed down I love to cuddle and give snuggles. I even love my tiny foster humans. And can’t wait to meet my forever family which just might be with you.
Jungo - 2.1 Year Old Male
Initial Intake Info: Yellow/White - Male - 63lbs. Heartworm Negative.
Jungo's foster family has qualified to adopt him and has been approved. He will move directly to Adoption Pending and not made available .
Missie - 2.9 Month Old Female
Initial Intake Info: Black - Female - Puppy - Available Now
Hi my name is Missie and my foster mom says I am the most loving puppy she’s ever had (maybe it’s because I like to sleep on her pillow with her at night and must touch her if I’m napping). I’m potty trained and already know how to come and sit and I’m only 9 weeks old! she calls me Smartie Pie and Miss Priss. I love my foster family and their golden retriever too. I love to run in the backyard and playing with my toys.
I might not be best for families with tiny kids because I've got those really sharp puppy teeth and am still figuring out how to play and be safe. If you are looking for a loving companion - I’m your girl!!!
Riko - 2.1 Year Old Male
Initial Intake Info: Chocolate - Male - 86 lbs. Est. Available Date Early Aug
Riko is a handsome lovable boy. He is a tall cuddly teddy bear weighing in at ~86lbs. He gets along great with his foster family including dogs, children, and cats. He is shy at first and can be sensitive at times. He likes to be by your side, but is crate trained and potty trained if his family needs to leave for the day. Riko is not interested in fetching, but likes to chew on his bones and toys. He does not mess up anything in the house, however he has been known to sneak up on the counter to grab any food left unattended. Learning new commands has been easy for him, but he will need more practice and obedience. If you are looking for a large, sweet dog with an even keel personality, and who likes to lay around and cuddle, he's the boy for you!
Tino - 3.9 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male Puppy - Est available Late July
Tino is a very sweet and mild mannered little puppy. He's been in foster care for a week and is gaining confidence and learning quickly. He has learned the dog door and is using it to go outside when he needs to during the day! Tino was a stray that had no collor or chip and went unclaimed so if he was living in a home, we have no idea. He is still working on finalizing his potty training and crate training but sleeps fairly well in the night in his crate (as long as he can see you). He is consistently doing his business everytime we go out and improving on communicating if he needs to go out.
Initially shy and a little in need of confidence, Tino has improved greatly. He is playing with toys, bones and the other dog more frequently. He wants to play with me, but hasn't quite figued out how. He is not mouthy at all for a small puppy and would be suitable for a home with small children. Gaining confidence and playing with toys is great but it also means he now occasionally putting things in his mouth he shouldn't.
I can't imagine Tino not being a great dog for most any family. Next we will be working on socialization with strangers and once he has had his next round of shots should be able to get a little more of that and some leash time in the front yard. Oh boy!!! Puppies are fun.
Fannie - 4.1 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow female 78 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Hi, I'm Fannie, the sweetest girl in the world and so happy for my second chance! I was found as a stray. I'm a little timid and loud noises frighten me. I'm still learning basic commands like sit, stay and lay. Luckily though, I spend most of time napping, so my manners don't seem to be an issue. I'm a smart girl too and know when I need to use the bathroom. If I need to go outside, I usually sit by the door. I enjoy walks with my foster family and do well on the leash. I also love to listen to my foster sis read books to me. Any chance for me lay and relax and I'm in! I like to like to watch my neighbor dogs, so I'm pretty sure I'd be great with a brother or sister too!
Anabel - 2.8 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow Female Puppy 16 lbs - Est available Mid Aug
Anabel has settled into her foster home as smooth as can be. She is a happy and outgoing puppy who loves playing with her 5 month old Lab Rescue Alum. She loves saying hello to all the neighbor dogs at the fence and enjoys hanging out with our 8 and 11 year old boys. She is quite the instigator when playing and does really good keeping her chewing appetite to her toys. She has no problem going into her kennel and sleeps there at night. She is starting to pick up on some commands, such as sit and come and certainly loves her treats. She is not completely potty trained yet, but we are working on that and making progress.
We see Anabel being a great companion for a household of any size, with or without other animals. Despite being so adorable, she is no pushover. She is smart, independent and has a very happy demeanor.